[LINK] More fun in mainstream journalism
Thu, 17 Feb 2000 10:47:38 +1100
At 9:47 AM +1100 17/2/00, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>From Time magazine's otherwise decent coverage of the DDoS attacks:
>>Choosing the right networks took time. About 50 were used for the Yahoo
>>employed in later hits. But once they were selected, activation was simply a
>>uploading bits of code called daemons, similar to viruses, which bided their
>time in dark
>>corners of these remote networks until the hacker decided it was DOS Day.
>Imaginary editorial conversation:
>"What's a daemon?"
>"Dunno. Sounds nasty though."
>"Yeah, must be something like a virus."
my god! does that mean Web servers are "similar to viruses"? quick -
disconnect the Web!
Dan Tebbutt, Technology Writer, Melbourne Australia
The Australian (http://technology.news.com.au)
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